The Assayer: Geometry Unbound The Assayer - book reviews and discussion for the free-information renaissance
home    help    links    log in    log out    add or review a book    contact
Browse by    subject    author    title    reviewer

Geometry Unbound

AuthorKiran S. Kedlaya Entered2006-03-05 12:58:47 by bcrowell
Editedit data record FreedomCopylefted: anyone can read, modify, and sell (disclaimer)
SubjectQ.A - Mathematics. Computer science
Read
http://www-math.mit.edu/~kedlaya/geometryunbound/
This link was reported to be OK by user Ben Crowell on 2006-03-05 12:58:57
You can't update this URL or report it OK or broken because you aren't logged in.
ReviewYou can't add a review of this book right now because you're not logged in.
Notify
no figures
by Ben Crowell (crowell09 at stopspam.lightandmatter.com (change 09 to current year)) on 2009-02-21 16:06:55, review #521
http://www.lightandmatter.com
content
substandard
writing
typical

This book for high school students lays out Euclidean geometry starting from analytic geometry.

Traditionally Euclidean geometry is one's first introduction to axiomatic systems and formal proofs. It seems to me that this book doesn't really make its axiomatic foundations very clear. Presumably they consist of some set of logical principles, plus some set of axioms for the real number system. These are all probably fairly standard, but they're completely off stage. Lots of statements are given without proof, e.g., that a unique line passes through any given pair of points.

There are no figures. This is a big problem for a geometry textbook.

Information wants to be free, so make some free information.


This review has been revised. Earlier versions (viewing not yet implemented): -1
You cannot revise or reply to this post because you are not logged in.

The contents of this web page, except the parts contributed by members of The Assayer, are copyright (c) 2000 by Benjamin Crowell, and are copyleft licensed under the Open Publication License 1.0, without options A or B.